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June 24th, 2020 Nine medical experts from Kwazulu-Natal are part of the high-level Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) which was formed to help steer government’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday Tribune reports. Chaired by Professor Salim Abdool...

May 27th, 2020 Acting director-general of Health, Dr Anban Pillay, leaves under a cloud of controversy, to be replaced on 1 June by a new DG who has also had his share of controversy, writes MedicalBrief. The new DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, was appointed a week...

April 15th, 2020 Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation’s regional director for Africa, has become the continent’s public face of the fight against the pandemic, writes the Mail & Guardian. Every Thursday for the past month, journalists have...

March 11th, 2020 A year after the “London Patient” was introduced to the world as only the second person to be cured of HIV, The New York Times reports that he is stepping out of the shadows to reveal his identity: He is Adam Castillejo. Six feet tall and...

February 19th, 2020 For SA doctor Brett Lyndall Singh the bond developed with China will not allow him to pack his bags at a time when it faces the coronavirus, which has so far killed close to 2,000 people. According to an IoL report, Singh said his conscience, and...
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